THE BIG6 INFORMATION LITERACY MODEL. The Big6 provides a framework to approach any information based question. It can be used any time students need to gather information to solve a problem or complete a task. What is the Big6?.
The Big6 provides a framework to approach any information based question.
It can be used any time students need to gather information to solve a problem or complete a task.
*What does your teacher want you to do?
*Ask questions if you do not understand
theassignment or task.
*Create a list of questions.
*Use the “research topic triangle”
General: Electronic Technology
Narrower: Electronic Devices
Electronic Devices In Schools
Should Electronic Devices
Be Allowed In Schools?
*Make a list of places you can search for
*Look carefully at your list to see what is
available and easy to use.
*Don’t always believe what you see. Make
sure your sources is reliable. Use .edu,
.gov, .org; be cautious with .com and .net.
*You will mainly use Non-fiction and journals
*Encarta, Tennessee Electronic Library
*Mount Pleasant Public or Maury County
Public in Columbia
*Use .edu, .gov., or .org. Be cautious using
.com and .net.
*CSCC, TSU, MTSU
*Where can I find these sources?
*Who can help me find what I need?
*Books: Use Index or Table of Contents
*Encyclopedias: Use indexes
*Web Sites: Use search box
*Magazines: Scan front
*Extract information: Ask for help if you
don’t understand the information in the
*Use note cards for information & sources
* Use at least three sources
*Cite your sources using the MLA style
*Check your citation by using an online
*Write a rough draft
*Create a storyboard
*Create an outline or concept map
*Create a multimedia presentation
*Remember to follow guidelines
provided by your teacher
*Include you ideas – do not just
summarize your findings
*Remember to create a
bibliography and cite your sources
*Did I do everything that the teacher required?
*Is my work neat?
*Did I give the correct citations for information
*Did I include name, date, etc?
*What skills have I learned and what did I do
*What would I do different next time?
*What information sources did I need that the
library did not have?
*What information sources were the most